Posts by SilentBoB

    They'll clean up no worries. Good knives, I've had one for 25 years and it's like a razor after two passes with a stone

    Nice. I checked out one or two and they are still really sharp. I just think they look a bit ragged after a few trips in the dishwasher...


    Which also leads me to the following PSA... please don't put your good knives in the dishwasher...

    someone on the local community page was giving away a set of Global knives as they'd been putting them in the dishwasher and they have some rust spots. I think they should still clean up alright.


    Generally sell for between $350 and $400 so I think it's a bit if a win for a freebie... if I get round to cleaning them up :/ :D

    how the hell are we three wickets down?

    I'm sure it's Australia just being sporting like they were on Day 1 and making it look like there's some kind of a chance for this test to be some kind of a contest... but it's really not... :D X( ;(

    Beef prices have been on the rise here too and aren't far off what you've posted there.


    I read a report not too long ago saying to expect beef prices to remain high well into 2022, thanks to increased demand over summer...


    I was able to find this as a reason in an article from October last year for the rising prices, in Oz at least...


    The reason for the price rise is largely due to rising beef demand, both in Australia and globally, coinciding with a lush pasture season that has led to cattle farmers keeping stock to breed more calves.

    Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald claimed around the same time...


    A decline in livestock numbers following drought and bushfires, labour shortages and overseas demand for some meat products has driven up the average price of beef to a record $24.72 per kilogram.

    bit late to the party on this one but I got one a while back and mainly use it for slicing bacon. Good value for money and still running so can't complain.

    what an absolute embarrassment the England batting has been this series... the way they went out this morning was shocking... all out for 68...


    Australia have absolutely cruised this series... likely to get a 5-0 drubbing

    sparing a thought for the Old Fire Station Backpackers in Freo too... I managed that place for about 7 years. Christmas was always the wildest party of the year there and they've been shut down on Xmas Eve for 2 weeks.


    People staying there aren't happy as only one person has come back with a positive test but they are all being moved to hotel quarantine...

    Anyway, bring back the cricket, 5th Test in Perth, I want to sit next to SilentBoB at Perth Stadium

    Advanced warning... my England cricket shirt still has blood stains from the last Ashes test I attended at the WACA :D


    In fairness it was from helping an Aussie bloke who fell through a window after one too many at the pub afterwards... he was fine after a few stitches I think... :shrug:


    All big events cancelled until at least the 28th I don't imagine we will get through this one with no new cases so expect restrictions to be extended, so probably still wouldn't get a test in anyway. Although his housemates and girlfriend apparently tested negative...


    Breakfest has already been canned... really feel for the organisers, they can't catch a break.

    They think the variant the French backpacker had in Perth is probably Delta and not Omicron.


    Mask mandates in place until at least 28 December... but seems our lockdown happy government has decided not to ruin Xmas and will not call for a lockdown.

    Seems he's been in the state for a while so more cases likely... All that hub bub and we still could have had the cricket... not that I care for cricket now... Not been a fun summer of cricket for an English fan :mad as:

    If they can get through to lunch time tomorrow with a decent run rate and not losing too many wickets... they might actually have a chance of salvaging something out of this test....

    Well... that was overly optimistic 8o


    Also, all that hub bub about getting the 2nd test in Perth wouldn't have mattered... border restrictions in place again between WA and Queensland...

    Bit of a better day for England today to in the first test. After Day 1, I was kind of expecting it to be over by today :D If they can get through to lunch time tomorrow with a decent run rate and not losing too many wickets... they might actually have a chance of salvaging something out of this test.... Batting first is really a decision that is going to haunt them though I think...

    As Lovey said, you can find them in most places. Bunnings sell the Matador brand, BBQs Galore sell Bar-B-Chef, you can also find them in places like Big W.


    If you are after the one you have pictured, they are a bit more expensive (about double the price) available directly from Weber online or you should be able to pick one up at your local Weber retailer if you give them a call to check stock.

    The last 3 ashes series in Australia Perth has had the 3rd test at the WACA from memory.

    This is correct, Perth is typically the third test from recent memory. I think the only reason the Perth fixture was shunted towards the back of the order this time was to accommodate the Boxing Day test. Due to the timing of the series this year, Perth would have hosted the Boxing Day test if the series running had stayed the same as recent years... So CA already changed the running order of the tests to suit Melbourne and it's tradition of holding the Boxing Day test... So they showed they are willing to move the schedule around to suit Melbourne...


    I liken it to saying well due to Covid we can’t have Liverpool playing at Anfield in two weeks time but hey Arsenal we can take your home game this week and play you at Anfield this week. If you were a Arsenal supporter you would be Livid.

    It's not really the same... the same comparison would be saying that Liverpool can't play at Anfield next week due to Covid so they will play away instead and the home fixture will be rescheduled for a few weeks from now... Adelaide would still get a test, just not the 2nd test...


    On a brighter note, all my inlaws are from the UK, so the family whatsapp group has been quite pleasant the last 24 hour

    I wasn't expecting a decent result from this series being an England supporter to be honest... but was also not expecting the shambles of a performance from Day 1... Gonna be a long series... ;(

    Five mins and the second pizza had a burnt base. The first was brown but not burned so at least we enjoyed half of dinner. But next time I will restrain myself a bit and keep the temp reasonable.

    In the Akorn I have a stone that perfectly fits the extender rack. So I pop it up there so the pizza is further from the fire and closer to the dome, seems to work well for 2 minute pizzas and the bottom doesn't come out black.

    Yes, the hard border with NSW is down to Marky Mark and the Funky bunch... but CA could have been a bit flexible with the scheduling and played the 2nd test in Perth as there would have been no need to quarantine when travelling from Queensland. Even though SA doesn't have the same border restrictions they didn't want to play cricket and give Perth the 2nd test (not that they had to, but it would have been nice :D ) and CA agreed.

    But yes, it is mostly down to McGowan and the hard border... But I still think CA could have stepped in here given the strange times we live in at the moment...


    We also missed out on the India tour, which was a CA decision and not a border decision, so that's two summers in a row Perth will be deprived of test cricket (although I'm not sure why I care as I've not attended a cricket match since the 2010 Ashes tour :P)


    Also, the WACA CEO Christina Matthews indicated on radio the other day that Perth will also be left short in the T20 World Cup fixtures that are to be announced next month, although she seemed to say that was mostly down to the WA government not willing to match payments some other states are making to host games.


    I wonder if money was the factor behind WA also being shafted in the FIFA Women's World Cup... We are only getting group games and I don't think the Matildas will be playing any games in Perth...